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Examining the Evidence

Science & Law

The adversarial process relating to the admission and exclusion of scientific evidence is not suited to the task of finding
“scientific truth”

Recognizing the difference between how scientists and lawyers think and work can improve jurists’ practice. This section of the web site examines those differences, the causes, and their impact.

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Cultural Differences

Explore the cultural differences and tensions between science and law More

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What Constitutes Science

The scientific method informs constant changes to scientifically accepted theories More

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Disciplines in Forensic Science

A wide range of subjective and objective measures are used More

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History and A Path Forward

A landmark study for legal professionals to better grasp the field of forensic science More